Top senior student-athletes honored with postgraduate scholarships
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees
Buckeyes finish in Top 4 at Big Ten championships for third-consecutive season
Seniors Lauren Massey, Emily Creran and Shannon Draves preview senior day vs. Cincinnati
At a glance:Lauren is a freestyle and backstroke specialist for the Buckeyes ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke ... also competed at the ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships in Irvine, Calif., in August 2010.
As a junior (2012): Set personal best times in the 50 backstroke (26.67) and 100 backstroke (54.98) at the Ohio State Invitational and Big Ten Conference Championships, respectively ... competed at Big Tens in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle ... holds the team's third fastest times in the 100 and 200 backstroke ... recorded first career victory at a home meet vs. Kenyon, winning the 100 backstroke ... academically, earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a freshman (2010):Competed at the Big Ten championships and scored points for the Buckeyes with an 11th-place finish in the 100 backstroke ... earned her first Varsity O letter ... received Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background:Lauren attended North Central High School ... received Marion County Scholastic Athlete of the Year award (2009) ... all-state and all-conference in 50 and 100 free and 400 and 200 free relay ... former captain, MVP and team sectional champion (2008-2009) ... member of National Honor Society, Peers Project, Habitat for Humanity, Student Advisory Board, NC Student-Athlete Board and Stay-in-Bounds representative ... plans to major in biology ... daughter of Steve and Mary Massey ... she has one sister, Kristin.
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